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♪ it is friday, march 18th. coming up on "early today," is old man winter go having another massive winter? and a mounting effort to stop donald trump in the race for the white hous plus, soon every car in the land will have this special safety measure. march madness is in full swing, plus a whole lot more as we head into the weekend. "early today" starts right now. things got heated fast during a congressional hearing over who's to
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toxic water crisis. and the calling for heads to roll, nbc's stephanie gausk reports. >> reporter: with the children of flint still unable to drink the water. on the hill. >> if you want to do the curages thing, then you two should resign. >> people who put dollars over the fundamental safety of the people do not belong in government and you need to resign too, governor snyder. >> the head of the epa and governor of michigan were hammered over the led in flint's waiter. >> you need to take responsibility because you screwed up and messed up 100,000 people's lives. >> reporter: every resident in flint was exposed to dangerous levels of led while officials insisted it was safe. but the democrat from
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pennsylvania hit back hard. >> you not in a medically induced coma for a year. and i've had about enough of your false contrigz and your phoney apologies. epa head mccarthy. >> i wish we had yelled from the tree tops but there is no way my agency created this problem. >> reporter: more than 150 residents from flint bused in overnight for the hearing. >> we can't brush our teeth. we can't just use the faucet like we are do here in washington. >> reporter: for some it still lingers after they were so badly letdo letdown. we are hear for the first time from the first known isis fighter known to surrender on the battle field. virginia native is an american-born son captured this week in iraq. he said he made a quote bad de
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from turkey to syria and then mosul iraq. and they have released a vid eo of his confession. >> i was with a lot of foreigners and people from the surrounding area. i didn't really support their ideology and that's at that point, that's when i decided i needed to escape. i wanted to go back to america. my message to the american people is the life in mosul it's really, really bad. >> it is unclear if wesz is returning to the u.s. or will be prosecuted. meanwhile, the new york pizzeria owner who admitted he tried to recruit for isis has been sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison. previously pled guilty to
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isis. he was the first man captured and convicted of supporting isis in the u.s. and iraqi born palestinian has been indicted on trying to support isis. this comes two months after he was arrested and accused of lying about traveling to syria. he faces a total of 15 years in prison. it is a flight 55 passengers and crew won't soon forget. it was struck by lightning and had to make an emergency landing at nearby jfk. it was circling when it hit turbulence and it left passengers stunned. >> it was just such a loud bang, it was like a if i recollect, you kn -- firework, like right there. so happy we all landed safely. and we were saying to each other,e
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the plane landed safely and no one was hurt, the faa is investigating. and to the increased support of a stop trump movement among conservatives. >> reporter: two blocks from the white house a secret huddle on how to stop donald trump from moving in. a frustrated group led by inf w influential contservative lookig ahead to a contested convention. they're reassessing how to slow him down. two road blocks slowing them down. first, trump could still lock up the nomination before the convention and he more than doubled his delegate lead this week. >> now we're having conversations with donors. >> reporter: anti-trump activists to convince delegates to
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contested convention. it's people who built this party have been here longer than the newcomers threatening to burn the whole thing down. and calling for unity without specifying who they should unify behind, john kasich and ted cruz. marco rubio praising cruz as n conservative and senator lindsey gram saying he would raise money. >> if you killed ted cruz on fl of the senate and the trial was in the senate, nobody could convict you. >> reporter: the unlikeliest of pairings, one the stop trump movement never saw coming. bernie sanders has officially conceded the missouri primary to hillary clinton. nbc news said clinton was the aparent winner on tuesday after leading by roughly 1500
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he said even though he's behind in total delegates by a wide margin, don't expect him to drop out. >> we think if we come into the convention in july in philadelphia having won a whole lot of delegates, a whole lot of momentum behind us and most importantly perhaps, being the candidate who is most likely to defeat donald trump. we think some of these superdelegates who have now supported hillary clinton can now come over to us. all eyes turn to next tuesday's contest. utah and idaho as wells american sumowau. it's interesting to note that utah will be offering online voting for their republican caucuses for the first time. supreme court nominee merrick garland is making the rounds on capital hill. he met with harry reed and the top democratic. senate rli
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by their vow not to even c consider his nomination until the next president is elected. eight senators have said they would be open to at least meet with garland. this may change your mind about spring. extreme weather brought lightning, powerful wind and golf-ball size hail to north texas thursday, leaving a lot of broken windows in its wake. it killed eight exotic birds at a zoo in fort worth. and a late winter storm in parts of the colorado rockies over the last two days. that's more than the town of loveland has had in the past two months. as you've seen, old man winter, well, it is sticking around, it seems. let's hope not for long though. your most important point we're going to make is computer models are not ca
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of the puzzle. this was the european computer model showing a significant snow storm through all of new england. and now we have the new one in about two hours ago and everything shifted for umthe european model about 100 miles to the east. took the heavy bd of snow and now into the coastal areas. that's why these are not the official forecasts. this is just a glimpse. now the american model also has a more nuisance type of event and doesn't have that much snow in southern new england. as of now, the trend is a little bit off the coast. again, we're still 60 hours away from the event. but as of now, we're looking at a minor event, showers and storms along the gulf coast. and on sunday,
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midatlantic coast. now a closer look at your day ahead. so, showers and storms plentiful this morning. we're watching them in north florida and another lie in portions of alabama and mississippi. and a little chillier as we go further up towards the north. so, how did you do? you ready for your quiz? >> yeah. i don't like the way it sounds either way. >> a little wintry but the odds of a huge major storm are a little less today than yesterday. >> we'll take that. well, seaworld's major decision over the future of killer whales. and the situation in brazil is getting dicier by the moment. . no, no, no, no, people are both soft and strong... yey! which is why our products are too. angel soft.
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demonstration. they're protesting da silva being appointed to chief of staff. after years of criticism, seaworld says it's ending its breeding program of killer whales immediately. they have 24 whales in three parks. they're the last generation that seaworld will display. >> if you look at people's general comfort level of orcas under human care, i've seen a real shift in society. >> we're pushing for them to release these orcas to sanctuaries so they can live out a semblance of a normal life in their last days. >> and "blackfish" led to a loss of nearly $100 million in revenue. and rob ford underwent chemotherapy last year for an
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cancer. he became an international punch line after admitting to smoking crack but refused to resign. surveillance video captured a car slamming through the front of a southern florida pizzeria. a couple was dining inside when the car crashed right into them. >> the car coming past me and just him being slammed against the wall. >> all i remember is being pinned up against the counter in between the counter and the car and the people trying to drag me out. >> they received stitches at the hospital and were released. the 70-year-old driver simply lost control. ♪ look at that. new york city nearly 200,000 parade marchers dressed in green to celebrate the 255 st. patrick's day parade. and check out this time lapse video of an annual
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♪ all right, let's get right to the madness, shall we? making its first appearance in the ncaa tournament in 54 years, yale showed they belong by upsetting the best offensive rebound team in baylor. check out the post game frustration with this reporter-player exchange. >> how does yale out rebound baylor? >> you go up and grab the ball off the rim when it comes off and you grab it with two hands and you come down
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that's considered a rebound. so, they got more of those than we did. >> okay then. yikes. next to perdue against arkansas little rock and nails a game tying three-pointer. it went into double ot as number 12 advances with the 85-83 win. then seaten hall scoring machine isaiah white head gautd ice cold as gonzaga got away with this one. north carolina's roy williams got his 56th ncaa victory breaking a tie with his mentor, the late dean smith for most wins. the tar heels easily beat gulf coast. and utah took out colorado. another eight versus nine was close but butler managed to pull away for the win against texas
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at 4:26, a live look at storm team 4 radar. we're tracking chances for snow on the first day of spring. will it impact our cherry blossom blooms? a long night for police. all the st. patrick's day fun came with consequences. we're looking out for the arrests overnight. and intelligence officials say this virginia man could be a gold mine in the fight against isis. >> i didn't really support their ideology. i decided i needed to escape. >> ahead, the alexandria man's explanation for joining isis.
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>> good morning, everybody. let check our forecast now with chuck bell. >> this is it, everybody. this is the last of the sunny and mild days until probably the middle of next week. much colder weather and a chance for some cold raindrops mixing with some potentially wet snowflakes especially late saturday into sunday morning. today nothing to worry about. from cool this morning to windy this afternoon and again snow chances late saturday night into sunday. right now on your way out the door, most areas in the 40s. so you will need your wind breaker. plenty of sunshine today, highs low to mid-60s for today. we'll talk about the weekend and the timing of the rain/snow threat coming up. right now have a new crash 95 southbound just after fairfax county parkway, report is that you have to stay left to get by the crash. you can see 95
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quite clear, nice and group. so we don't have any worries slowing things down. outer loop at american legion bridge, two right lanes getting by the work zone. not seeing any yellow or orange on the map because of this. 395 south at duke street, work zone blocking that left lane right now. and 270 at shady grove road, no worries. 4:28 and police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on the campus of an elite private d.c. school. it happened wednesday afternoon at the sidwell friends upper school in northwest. a female student claimed a male student forced her to have sex on school property. the police report says the two students, quote, are known to each other and have had a previous sexual relationship. the school said in an e-mail, quote, the long standing policy of the school to cooperate fully with any law enforcement investigat
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comment on such investigations. happening today, officials are looking for a solution to the heroin problem in loudoun county. they're holding a county wide meeting after a 17-year-old died of a potential overdose. the epidemic is nationwide now and virginia is seeing an increase in deaths, too. >> more people are dieing from heroin overdoses than traffic accidents. >> tonight's meeting is happening at the dea museum in leesburg at 6:00 p.m. a fair tags county map who went to edison high school could be one of the country's best sources of information in the fight against isis. khweis is believed to be the first american to join isis and then surrender. >> i didn't complete the whole sharia. i didn't agr
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ideology. and that's when i wanted to escape. >> u.s. officials say he could be a gold mine of information, especially about isis recruits, how they are brought into the country, who they report to and where they train. there are calls for michigan's governor and the head of the epa to resign over the flint water crisis. both testified at a hearing on capitol hill. flint switched water sources in 2014 causing lead to get into the drinking supply. earlier this month will, about 32,000 bottles of water were donated by people in prince george's county and sent to michigan. the riverdale park police is now joining the effort to collect water to help residents in flint. you can deliver your water donation to the riverdale park police department until sunday. virginia tech professor who told authorities about

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